This is the second attempt to develop the popular TV show for the big screen: In 2009, after a second incarnation of the original TV series proved to be a huge hit, Universal planned an adaptation with Bryan Singer at the helm, but plans fizzled. Singer is not attached to direct the latest reboot; nor are any writers attached at this stage.
Battlestar Galactica follows a group of humans under attack by the robotic Cylons, who had nearly wiped out all of humanity on their planet. The survivors are in search of a mythical planet Earth which is rumored to be colonized by humans like them. It's pretty addictive:
Here's hoping the new iteration can deliver all the interstellar nostalgia we're banking on.